Michigan Football Team 1981 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

March 1, 2017 Happy Birthday Butch Woolfolk

The purpose of today’s blog is to wish a very Happy Birthday to Michigan Man Butch Woolfolk. Harold E. “Butch” Woolfolk was born on this day in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Woolfolk grew up to be an outstanding high school athlete. He was a record-setting football player and track man at ...

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Michigan Football Team 1989 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 28, 2017 – Happy Birthday Brent White

The purpose of today’s post is to wish “Happy Birthday” to Michigan Man Brent White. Brent White was born on this day in enemy territory – Ohio! Somehow, Bo out-recruited Ohio State, Michigan State and some other schools to land this talented high school football star. Brent White arrived ...

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Michigan Football Team 1926 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 27, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Wally Weber

Attention Wolverine fans – today is the day to remember the happy birthday anniversary of Michigan Man Wally Weber. Walter J. “Wally” Weber was born in Mt. Clemens, Michigan on this day in 1903. Weber graduated from Mt. Clemens High School and headed to Ann Arbor to continue his studies and ...

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Michigan Football Team 1891 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 26, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Mike Murphy

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Mike Murphy. Michael Charles “Mike” Murphy was born on this date in 1860 in Massachusetts. Murphy was an athlete in his younger years who switched to coaching as an adult. He coached at Yale from 1887 until 1889 before he was lured ...

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Michigan Football Team 1902 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 25, 2017 Rest in Peace Harrison “Boss” Weeks!

Today’s post celebrates the memory of Harrison “Boss” Weeks who went to rest in peace on this day in 1906 at the age of twenty-six. Apparently, he died of complications from typhoid fever or diphtheria which was very sad. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Harrison Samuel “Boss” ...

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Michigan Football Team 1947 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 24, 2017. Happy Birthday Anniversary Bob Chappuis!

Today is a great day to remember a Wolverine legend named Bob Chappuis on the 94th anniversary of his birth. Robert Richard “Bob” Chappuis was born in Toledo, Ohio on this day in 1923. Yes, he was another Buckeye who saw the light and came to play for the ...

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Belford Lawson is shown here with most of the players on the 1923 Michigan Football Team. He is kneeling in the second row - second man from the left. Photo courtesy of the Bentley Historical Library.

February 23, 2017 – Rest in Peace Belford Lawson

Today is a great day to honor the memory of Belford Lawson who continues to rest in peace. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Belford Vance Lawson, Jr. died on this day in 1985 at the age of eighty-three. Lawson was born in Roanoke, Virginia on July 9, ...

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Michigan Football Team 1921 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 22, 2017 – Happy Birthday Anniversary Ed Johns!

Today is a great day to honor the memory of Ed Johns who was born on this day in 1900. James Edward “Ed” Johns was born in Lansing, Michigan. He came to Ann Arbor after a successful high school athletic career at Lansing Central High School. Apparently, he got ...

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Michigan Football Team 2004 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 21, 2017 Happy Birthday Braylon Edwards!

Today is a great day to wish happy birthday to a Michigan Wolverine named Braylon Edwards. Braylon Jamel Edwards was born on this day and was promptly put into a Maize and Blue outfit by his Wolverine father Stan Edwards who played for Bo Schembechler. Interestingly, the talented Edwards ...

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Michigan Football Team 1926 | bigbluefootballhistory.com

February 20, 2017 Happy Birthday Anniversary Bo Molenda

Today’s post celebrates the birthday anniversary of Bo Molenda. John Joseph “Bo” Molenda was born on this day in 1905 in Oglesby, Illinois. According to the Wikipedia article linked below, Molenda’s family moved to Detroit when he was in his teens and he attended Northeastern High School in Detroit. ...

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